Snoop Dogg to induct Tupac into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

One legend inducts another.
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When Tupac Shakur enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 7, it'll be friend and collaborator Snoop Dogg handling the induction. What an excellent choice.

Pac and Snoop were tight during their days on Death Row Records together. They recorded together, and emerged among the best West Coast rappers of the '90s.

Pac will become hip-hop's sixth entry into the Hall of Fame. He follows Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (inducted by Jay-Z), Run-DMC (inducted by Eminem), Public Enemy (inducted by Spike Lee and Harry Belafonte), Beastie Boys (inducted by Chuck D and LL Cool J) and N.W.A. (inducted by Kendrick Lamar).

It's notable that this is the first time a hip-hop artist will be inducted by a direct on-record collaborator, and while it's not known yet who will be accepting on Pac's behalf, having the direct link in Snoop Dogg is something really special.

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